The Giver: A Case Study of The Impact of Remote Music Collaboration Software on Music Production Process
Keywords:collaboration, RMCS, Ohm Studio, music, production
AbstractThe development of Web 2.0 combined with the emergence of innovative software platforms has helped remote music collaboration undergo a phase of significant growth in the last five years. My practice-led research responds to the question of how working with remote music collaboration software (RMCS) impacts on the production process. The discussion and the sound recording accompanied by this paper concern one example of my collaborative practice using Ohm Studio software. I created a popular music piece titled “The Giver” with creative contributors located on three continents. My analysis shows that RMCS offers music producers innovative ways to network and develop a project with the input of globally crowdsourced participants. The resulting sound recording exemplifies an RMCS-based process that led to changes in production workflow, facilitated learning, generated new creative relationships, and, ultimately, helped to achieve the desired musical outcomes.
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